Studies on the spatial distribution and sampling of infestation of the blister midge, Erosomyia indica Grover, were carried out in a mango orchard at Bangalore, India. The spatial distribution of the infestation on the panicles were studied using the parameters variance-mean ratio, and Lloyd's index of patchiness. It was found that the midge infestation tended to follow a random distribution pattern. The infestation was not significantly different among the sections of the canopy delineated horizontally and vertically. However, infestations in east lower, south lower and south upper were significantly correlated to the total infestation. The sample sizes were apportioned to these sections using regression analysis, thus arriving at a sectional random sampling plan for better precision estimates. For the data on percentage infestation, angular transformation was found to be satisfactory. These results have application in field studies leading to the management of the pest on mango.